Primary ITO chief executive Kevin Bryant is resigning after
15 years at the helm.
Announcing the move on March 7, Mr Bryant said the merger
with NZITO (dairy manufacturing, meat processing and seafood
Industry Training Organisation) on February 1 had
strengthened the link between producers and processors.
''So the time has come to think of the future direction of
our new, larger, and more capable ITO and I've decided it's
time to look for other challenges.
''We need some fresh thinking and energy to lead the ITO
through the next phase of growth and it's a natural
progression for me to move on to the next stage of my
career,'' Mr Bryant said.
He was comforted by the knowledge the ITO was performing
strongly, financially secure, and had a passionate, committed
and engaged team.
''I am also proud to have played a significant role in the
process which has seen six ITOs merge into one `super' ITO.
"Coming into the role of CEO, I had a vision that we could
create a commercially sound, professional, high-performing
organisation and I believe this vision has, to a large
extent, been achieved.''
Primary ITO chairman John Parker said Mr Bryant would be
''On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Kevin for all
of his incredibly hard work over his past 15 years at the